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Computers Are Learning to Read—But They're *Still* Not So Smart

Computers Are Learning to Read—But They’re *Still* Not So Smart A tool called BERT can now outperform us on advanced reading-comprehension tests. It’s also revealed how far AI has to go. Source: www.wired.com Computers Are Learning to Read—But They’re *Still* Not So Smart

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Could an Astronaut Lost in Space Use Gravity to Get Around?

Could an Astronaut Lost in Space Use Gravity to Get Around? With some basic physics, there are several ways to figure it out in real time. Which is good, because you’re going to run out of air. Source: www.wired.com Could an Astronaut Lost in Space Use Gravity to Get Around?

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What Is a Dimension? The Answer Will Bend Your Mind

What Is a Dimension? The Answer Will Bend Your Mind Caltech physicist Sean Carroll explains dimensions in ways that even a 5-year-old can understand. Source: www.wired.com What Is a Dimension? The Answer Will Bend Your Mind

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The Power of Wrong Answers in Science Education

The Power of Wrong Answers in Science Education The best way to teach physics? Rig your experiments to confound students’ predictions. Source: www.wired.com The Power of Wrong Answers in Science Education

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Is the Equal Sign Overrated? Mathematicians Hash It Out

Is the Equal Sign Overrated? Mathematicians Hash It Out Many of them avoid the equal sign, hoping to promote a looser relationship of “equivalence” instead. It’s been controversial. Source: www.wired.com Is the Equal Sign Overrated? Mathematicians Hash It Out

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Be Master of the Midway—With Physics!

Be Master of the Midway—With Physics! Don’t be a chump, study angular momentum(p). Source: www.wired.com Be Master of the Midway—With Physics!

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How Two Nobel Laureates Spotted the First Exoplanet

How Two Nobel Laureates Spotted the First Exoplanet Swiss scientists “started a revolution in astronomy” by noticing a tiny stutter in the starlight. Source: www.wired.com How Two Nobel Laureates Spotted the First Exoplanet

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Why I Coined the Term ‘Quantum Supremacy’

Why I Coined the Term ‘Quantum Supremacy’ Researchers at Google finally seem to have a quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer. Here’s what that really means. Source: www.wired.com Why I Coined the Term ‘Quantum Supremacy’

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If Each of Us Planted a Tree, Would It Slow Global Warming?

If Each of Us Planted a Tree, Would It Slow Global Warming? Ask a physicist: Just how much carbon could 7.5 billion new trees pull out of the atmosphere? Source: www.wired.com If Each of Us Planted a Tree, Would It Slow Global Warming?

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Whoa! Is That Death Star Wreckage on That Planet?

Whoa! Is That Death Star Wreckage on That Planet? A physicist analyzes that colossal Easter egg in the latest *Star Wars* trailer. Do the filmmakers understand the gravity of the situation? Source: www.wired.com Whoa! Is That Death Star Wreckage on That Planet?

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